Involved Since: 2015
Department(s): Glass Fusing & Slumping
Mojgan Saberi was born in Tehran Iran, she immigrated to the United States in 1983. She graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. Her inspiration for her art work comes from lucid poetry, nature's purity, and simplicity yet with complex relations to human interactions. She begins with metaphors and silhouettes from the images that form in her mind from different fragments in life which are then transferred onto her glass fusing and works of art. She likes to explore with objects in dreamlike contexts to create scenery and moods. Her childhood memories and the Eastern culture that she comes from plays a major role in her creative thought process and artwork, which is now interwoven with the culture she has adopted by living in the United States. Mojgan expresses her passion for nature and life in Photography, Painting and Glass fusing.
"As an immigrant living in the United States for the past thirty-four years, I felt like my art should represent who immigrants are, because of the climate that we are living in," Mojgan Saberi, Glass Fusing and Slumping instructor, told us about her piece, titled "Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds." This image, transferred onto kiln-formed glass, is an old photograph of her mother who believed in these three fundamentals throughout her life. "There are principles that I see we are lacking, and are urgently needed to save our humanity at this intersection of time."